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between the pentagon and eliminating a number of agricultural subsidies. overall, democrats hope to replace $110 billion in automatic cuts, much of it set to begin march 1st. some facebook fans are not "liking" founder mark zuckerberg's move into the political spotlight. this week, zuckerberg and his wife hosted a fundraiser for new jersey governor chris christie. it was met by protesters angry because the governor cut funding for healthcare and planned parenthood. the majority of facebook users are women, and a petition has started online. zuckerberg's spokeswoman says the governor's record on education reform prompted the fundraiser. president obama's minimum wage plan isn't sitting well with republicans. he plans to raise wages from $7.25 to $9 and connect the increases to inflation, meaning wages rise with the cost of living. house speaker john boehner and other republicans say those adjustments will make it less affordable for employers to hire more workers. google is facing criticism for tmi - "too much information." reporters are questioning the security of google wallet.
running out, cuts would affect the pentagon and other departments, although some would argue that it coincides with a military drawdown in afghanistan. congress is investigating a $100-million shortfall in the department of labor's job corps program. that program helps low-income youth with job training and placement, and was founded by president lyndon johnson. the program is currently suspending enrollment for at least the next five months. the department of labor says it attempted to reduce operating costs, but the savings were not enough. the department tells us: 'job corps is conducting an exhaustive review of its current operating costs in order to make changes to ensure that program costs are sustainable in the future." a massive strike of india's workforce is expected to begin today. trade unions are organizing the strike, which includes millions of workers from the country's banking and manufacturing sectors, among others. workers are calling for a higher minimum wage and better implementation of the country's labor laws. it's expected the strikes will ripple through
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